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Friday 27 March 2015

 That Old Raddled Cross?
Posted in: Comment  26th March 2015
Six months after the most recent New Zealand general election, and the New Zealand Christian Right is looking somewhat frayed and shopworn. What's wrong with the Conservative Party and Family First?

 Snapshots of life post HLR
Posted in: Our Communities  26th March 2015
Wellington artist Mark Beehre’s upcoming exhibition uses photographs and oral histories to tell the stories of queer men born since Homosexual Law Reform.

 Rainbow Wellington Chair's report
Posted in: Our Communities  24th March 2015
Rainbow Wellington has its annual AGM this Wednesday. Chair Rawa Karetai looks back on the past 12 months and appeals for new members and volunteers, heading into the future.

 OUSA Diversity Week Guide
Posted in: Events  23rd March 2015
Otago University Students Association Diversity Week is an annual event aimed at raising awareness and visibility of sex, sexuality and gender diversity on campus.

 Short Film Sunday: Raw Love (Amor Crudo)
Posted in: Movies  22nd March 2015
Two friends spend the last days of high school together, but this will inevitably come to an end. Raw Love is a beautiful story of mixed emotions and secrets that one dare not speak aloud.

 Trailer: Life Partners
Posted in: Movies  20th March 2015
This month’s Academy Cinemas lgbti film night selection is Life Partners, based on the co-dependent relationship between a lesbian and her straight best friend.

 O Canada: Paradox Versus Progress?
Posted in: Comment  19th March 2015
What's with the "True North" under its Conservative administration and how does that affect transgender rights there?

 Christchurch Pride is on a roll
Posted in: Events  18th March 2015
Christchurch Pride Chair Jill Stevens says there has been a great diversity of events so far - and there is still plenty more to come.

 Christchurch Pride: 2015 guide
Posted in: Events  16th March 2015
Christchurch Pride is now in full swing. Find out what's happening in the final week here.

 Short Film Sunday: Ageless
Posted in: Movies  15th March 2015
Love, sex and relationships are seen through the eyes of two men; one in his 50s, the other in his 20s. Their common struggles prove to be ageless.

 Condoms optional: Promoting the PrEP philosophy
Posted in: Safe Sex, Features  14th March 2015
Despite NZ's proven success with condoms for controlling the HIV epidemic a controversial visiting porn actor believes pills and trust should be the prevention tools of our future.

 Raising cash for top surgery: every dollar helps
Posted in: True Stories  13th March 2015
Rather than wait around and hope for surgery under the public system, a trans Aucklander is working tirelessly to save as much as he can, and appealing to others to chip and help him out.

 ISIS, LGBT Equality and Solidarity
Posted in: Comment  12th March 2015
Over a decade since the US-led intervention and occupation of Iraq, political instability haunts the troubled nation still, with the rise of ISIS. Should New Zealand be committing troops to that hotspot? But what about the torture and execution of lesbian and gay Iraqis?

 HIV and the law: When sex is a crime
Posted in: HIV, Features  12th March 2015
Most cases of HIV infection in New Zealand could have wound up in court under current laws. It's time for our legal system to clarify and refine this situation says Mark Fisher.

 Watch: RY's community wardrobe
Posted in: Our Communities  11th March 2015
RainbowYOUTH have put together a video about their Community Wardrobe, a labour of love, which is now open at the back of their K’ Rd drop-in centre.